We can hear the voice of people in Hazare's fast: Celebs

Anna Hazare
Kolkata, Apr 8: Prominent personalities including writers and filmmakers here today expressed their support to social activist Anna Hazare's fast-unto-death for enactment of a Lokpal Bill to weed out corruption from public life.

"It is wonderful the way the civil society is responding to the cause. This is the way democracy should function. We can hear the voice of the people in the candlelight marches and all the spontaneous peaceful demonstrations," celebrated filmmaker Aparna Sen told PTI.

Sen, who had earlier hit the streets in protest against Nandigram firing two years back, expressed her solidarity with the Gandhian social worker whose agitation for bringing transparency in political life entered the fourth day.

"I fully support Anna Hazare...A peaceful revolution seems to have started and there is hope yet for India," Sen said.

Expressing his willingness to be present at the venue of Hazare's fast, Sahitya Akademy president Sunil Gangopadhyay said, "If I go to Delhi and the impasse continues, I shall certainly turn up at the place and offer my open support."

Gangopadhyay said he was ready to pledge support to any movement in support of Hazare's cause in Kolkata.

"The system in our country is such that public money is swindled unabashedly and the common man just watches helplessley," he said.

"I can't take the initiative at this age, but I am willing to lend my support and be present physically if there is any protest here in support of the 72-year-old social worker," the eminent Bengali writer said. 


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